A Saudi labor court slapped a fine of SR200,000 on a medical firm for its unjustified delay in paying a Saudi doctor’s salary arrears and end of service benfits.
The firm has also to pay SR280,000 as end of service allowances and arrears. The court ruled that the firm shall issue an experience certificate covering the period of his working with the firm. The fine shall be collected according to the set procedures for collecting public funds of the state.
The doctor, who was working as a consultant, filed the lawsuit stating that the medical firm terminated his employment contract without a legitimate reason and thus causing harm to him.
He demanded all the rights and allowances entitled to him during the contract period, as well as the end of service benefits, and compensation for termination of his contract in accordance with Article 77 of the Labor Law.
The doctor produced documents showing deposit of his monthly salary amounting to SR46,000, and previous identification certificates to prove the work contract with the establishment. The firm was not represented in the court sessions despite being notified electronically.